Category Archives: Software

SAP BI 4.2/Edge 4.2 released

Short and sweet! If you have current maintenance for SAP BI4.2 or Edge 4.2, you will now be able to download the new release. You’ll need a new licence key, request through the normal SAP site. Our test server should be available within the next few days and we’ll be seeing how smoothly in-place upgrades go. We’re planning… Read More »

Crystal Server Mobile licences – now they’re free

Looks like SAP’s licensing team have been drinking from the font of common sense. Not only have they fixed Dashboard licences, they’ve also decided the Mobile licences for Crystal Server should be free. Better than that, even concurrent (CAL) users get to play with reports & dashboards on their iPads & Androids. What’s a mobile licence give me?… Read More »

Crystal Server 2011 – Time to plan that upgrade you’ve been putting off

The official line from SAP: Crystal Server 2011 Standard and Enterprise Maintenance Notice Crystal Server 2011 mainstream maintenance is scheduled to end Dec 31st  2015.  Crystal Server 2011 customers with current support may continue to renew this year and during 2016.  At the end of mainstream maintenance, priority-one support will begin and continue through Dec 31st  2017 for… Read More »

Configuring Crystal Server’s RAS to scale to 1000s of report views per minute

Customer: Educational Software Company SAP introduced us to a rapidly growing software company. The reported problem was a with scaling their Crystal Server. The server was using the Report Application Server (RAS) to modify reports on the fly, then present the finished report to the user. We initially expected the problem to be related the use of the Crystal… Read More »

Custom Development of integrated viewer

Customer: Construction Consultancy Our Partner’s customer, a construction consultancy, needed a custom report viewer integrating into their web application. Pursuit Technology provided a Visual Studio ‘User Control’ to allow the reporting to be very loosely coupled with their main application. The final integration provided a dynamic report list that presents a list of reports to a user depending… Read More »